O’Doherty, Brian

Brian O’Doherty was born in Roscommon in 1934.

Brian O'Doherty
Brian O'Doherty. Image Arcadia Books

His novels are The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P. (New York, Pantheon, 1992); and The Deposition of Father McGreevey (New York, Turtle Press, Books & Co., Helen Marx Books, 1999/London, Arcadia Press, 2000), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 2000.

Formerly known as the artist Patrick Ireland (as well as his other pseudynoms Sigmund Bode, Mary Josephson and William Maginn), he has been Professor of Fine Arts and Media at the Southampton College Campus of Long Island University.

As an art critic and historian, his works include Inside the White Cube (University of California Press, 1999); and American Masters: The Voice and the Myth (New York, Random House, 1998).

He lives in New York City and Todi, Italy.



Duchamp Symposium (Artist Brian O’Doherty
On March 27, 2009, the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, held the Fourth Edgar P. Richardson Symposium, an afternoon highlighting new research on Marcel Duchamp
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Brian Doherty at Arcadia Books
Brian Doherty at The National Library of Ireland